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deusvult wrote:


I agree, but a total ban on adding anything statwise is what's RAW.

Citation? I need to see exactly what you're using to reach that conclussion

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Windows have stats, and if you share the RAW IS LAW view, then you can't even do that.

Friends don't let friends play at a table that's that bad.

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I'd say there is some vague line somewhere between RAW and coming up with grudge monsters, but that's not strictly legal and is theoretically badwrong.

We are allowed, and even encouraged, to let the players use creative solutions. That does not somehow equate to a backdoor ban on anything creative by saying you can't interact with something I don't have stats for.

Talk to the bad guys? Sorry. Don't have a starting attitude.
Climb the wall? Sorry, no climb DC.
Cut through the wall? Sorry, don't know the hardness

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And to use the rest of RAW, the only creative solutions that can be done are to avoid encounters... not to have new unpublished encounters.

If you're including a door as an encounter it becomes impossible to have creative solutions that won't do this, somehow. No, you can't throw more monsters, different monsters etc at the party, but if they want to climb in the window you can set a climb dc for the wall and a disable device for the lock.

Little things like that are the required secondary powers of creative solutions. Banning them bans creative solutions.

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LazarX wrote:


Concentration checks are not ability based they are caster level based with a bonus gotten from the casting ability score, so no.

Without any sort of working definition for "based" I can't see how you're splitting that hair.

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Circlet of Persuasion modifies social skills, that's it. This excludes using Bluff to feint in combat, as well as any use of Use Magic Device.

And that's ... completely arbitrary. There is nothing to say that use magic device is less a charisma based check than diplomacy, much less that feinting in combat is less charisma based than asking the sheriff to let you off with a warning.

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If israel had officially taken over palastine they would either have to admit denying the vote to people, or let them vote Israel as a jewish state out of existence.

They need to take over as much of palastine as possible but exclude the Palestinians from it while doing so.

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deusvult wrote:
By RAW, a GM can't even provide a window for players break through to bypass a door they can't unlock/break down.

The creative solutions section of the guide is also raw.

If a DM cannot adjudicate something as simple as a door they don't have stats for, they shouldn't DM.

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Undone wrote:
trollbill wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The swashbuckler ALWAYS stun locking something is more powerful, game breaking, and fun destroying than the paladin SOMETIMES one shoting something.
I wish you would quit saying Stun Lock. It isn't Stun Lock. It is Daze Lock. Which is actually worse in a lot of ways as I can think of several things that are immune to Stun, but nothing that is immune to Daze.
Freedom of movement is immune to daze! That's about it ._.

I don't think so. You can still move around when you're dazed (your ac doesn't even drop) you just can't go anywhere because you don't have any actions.

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trollbill wrote:


I wish you would quit saying Stun Lock. It isn't Stun Lock. It is Daze Lock. Which is actually worse in a lot of ways as I can think of several things that are immune to Stun, but nothing that is immune to Daze.

Three wishes and you're going to burn one on THAT!?

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Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
Zombieneighbours wrote:
'white van man' is a moron
Spoken like a true liberal.

An examination of why this person is/isn't an idiot would be more enlightening.

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Hmm wrote:

Okay, so you wouldn't get half-plate for 2pp. Are you suggesting just buy regular armor with cash, and get wands, scrolls and snapleaves instead?

Out of curiosity, what makes half-plate the worst?

Hmm

The fact that you can't add any dex to your ac while in it means that with even a moderate dex, breastplate gives you a higher AC, and touch ac is usually handier than other AC. On top of that you have a whopping -7 armor check penalty: even full plate is better (because its better balanced)

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There are 4 ways to make an item available

1) Its on the always available list. (bigger deal for fighting types)

2) Prestige point purchases let you get anything from your faction up to a certain point in exchage for Prestige. 2pp= 750. This is probably where you're getting the 750 gp idea from. This circumvents the normal fame mechanic.

3) Chronicle sheet loot, which is kind of irrelevant because of..

4) Fame. (Its gonna live forever)

Yes, there are a lot of low cost items that have no business being on a chronicle sheet. Campaign leadership has noticed and has been putting less irrelevant junk on the sheets to save space for boons in latter seasons.

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Forget lunge. You want the swashbucklers flaire: blue heinkerchief. As long as you're holding it you can spend a penache point to gain reach for a minute. Works for either sarantite dervish dancers or buckler users.

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Cao Phen wrote:
Also make note that the Dragonhide Special Material only makes the item immune to the energy damage type, not the wearer.

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C Overton wrote:
What I'm hearing is, "A swashbuckler stun locking the bbeg is more powerful, game breaking and fun destorying than the Paladin one shoting him."

Close. The swashbuckler ALWAYS stun locking something is more powerful, game breaking, and fun destroying than the paladin SOMETIMES one shoting something.

Even with a slumber hex happy witch I at least get to roll my giant shiny hematite d 20 once...

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C Overton wrote:

I could be wrong in my assessment but doesn't having to get in melee with the enemy make this a lot less powerful item than people are going on about?

Yeah, mages have to deal with saves (boo hoo) but they can stun someone, and worse, from the other side of the battlefield.

Not really. There's no danger being next to someone thats stun locked.

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you don't need that much penache unless you're doing a dungeon that can't be crit.

The one swift action per turn is a serious bottleneck. Riposte is so nice that charmed life and the movind dodge are hardly worth having at all.

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Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to other concerns.

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Undone wrote:


Alternatively contact your VC/VL ask them. That's how it works for your region because the VC/VL is the authority on things like that. I've already done this (and quite frankly asked just about every GM in my area) and they've all agreed it stacks but that it will probably be errata'ed/FAQ'ed to not stack at some point.

Going over the dms head like that on a fuzzy rule is bad enough.

Going over the Dms head like that in order to take advantage or a rules loophole so bad that even IF it works, you're being informed it will be closed, goes beyond jerk and into language not allowed on the boards.

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James Wygle wrote:
You won't, because there isn't.

Page 208 for those with dead trees.

Bonuses without a type always stack, unless they are from the same source.

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For PFS, don't count on it working.
Don't try it without telling the DM.
Don't argue with the DM about it.
Don't insult the Dms knowledge about it.
Don't do it.

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Unless you remember differently, I would assume that you earned full gold in tier on your last mission.

rebuild it as best you're able to remember.

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Kinevon, I don't think we can deal in hypotheticals, because you're assuming they wouldn't be written with the rules in mind.

Stacking the same stat is already cheesey, and the problem would only continue to get worse as more options for doing so arise.

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Eyes the three pages of the four pound hard cover they need.

Eyes exacto blade

hmmmms...

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James Wygle wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
If you brought melee besides 2 handed.. you're gonna die.

Funny, my Dervish-Dancing swashbuckler only had problems in 6-02 in the one encounter where using a slashing or piercing weapon is a problem... until a party member was dying and literally one round from being out-right dead, and I just said "screw it" and started slicing crap up.

As soon as I started using my scimitar (one-handed, mind you), the things died pretty quick, and everybody lived.

So your rebutal is.. No, because my dm rolled 1 lower on the die than he could have

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Hollister Gorgonton the Lich wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The problem is that establishing ownership is only half the reason. If you bust out some bizzare ability from Oozes I have known and loved the dm has to be able to see how it works.
The volume of my initial post perhaps hid the suggestion that players would still be required to bring some means to allow the GM to read the mechanics of the ability, to the satisfaction of the GM involved.

I saw that in your rambling yes, but you don't have any provided mechanism. You're not allowed to photo copy books and if you have a PDF you don't have a problem.

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Jason Hanlon wrote:
What kind of AC would your druid have, given that they can't wear armor?

If you want to be cheesey, when the armor is wildshaped into you it doesn't count as wearing armor, so wild stone plate for +8, +4 ish dex, +12 wisdom/wisdom/

Until you can afford that armor mage armor at +4 does just fine
10 Base
+4 mage armor
+12 wisdom
+3 from your own barkskin
+1 deflection
+2 dex
+2 (or higher) natural armor bonus from critter form

34 with pretty minimal investment.

41 or higher once you get the armor, and still move at 60, pounce, and whatever else it is you do.

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The problem is that establishing ownership is only half the reason. If you bust out some bizzare ability from Oozes I have known and loved the dm has to be able to see how it works.

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If you brought melee besides 2 handed.. you're gonna die.

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Grey Lensman wrote:

There are certainly kids who have all those problems (I've even met some) and absolutely need medication, but having been caught in the tendency to throw a pill at the issue has given me serious doubt in the reported numbers. Medication may certainly be the answer for some, but it shouldn't be treated as a one-size-fits-all solution.

I dislike it even as a "its the only way to keep them in class" solution.

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I'm fine with giving the +1 / whatever level, but getting your wisdom bonus and your wisdom bonus is getting it from the same source.

Sans official ruling, I don't think they stack.

If they rule they stack... double dipping on my druids for +12 or higher to ac.

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Just double checking my reading of the rule here: My Qadirian character drops into the exchange at no charge, I can switch to the dark archive for free, and apparently keep the 10% master of trade discount card...

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meatrace wrote:
I'm my penis?

A lot of times you are heavily influenced by the part of the brain that tells you to use it.

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Thanks!

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The alchemy guide has a bunch of specialty arrows for you

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Your brain. The part of you that thinks.

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If you're going to try skirt the razors edge of legality, expect to be cut.

Yes. Dms can and have to interpret areas of vague rules... or even in these cases perfectly clear rules that people are trying rules lawyer.

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The alchemy manual allows you to buy bolts shiurken etc for specialty arrows.

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No free retrain going forward.

What about folks who had different bloodlines? I'm pretty sure they were cautioned against flying a little close to the rai sun...

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Don't even need light armor proficiency. Just get leather or masterwork studded leather, mithral chain shirt or mithral kikko armor. 0 armor check penalty = no effects, unless the wolf tries to cast arcane spells.

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At first level, NEVER go into a fight at less than full HP. No such thing as "just three hp" at that level.

Not killing newbies is advice. Not changing the dice is a harder rule. I don't see there being any ability to override the DM saying "yup. You're dead"

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So, I have yet to find a ruling against this.

if you start a conversation that way, the answer is most likely no.

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Jeff Merola wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Pregens have to play in tier, because the tier determines the level of the pregen
As far as I'm aware this is not the case. If you could provide a ruling in support of your statement I would appreciate it.

If you don’t have time to create a new character or simply

wish to try out a new character class, you may choose to use
one of several level-appropriate pregenerated characters
available at paizo.com/pathfindersociety or from your
local event coordinator.

Which I've always seen read as being the same level as the subtier you're running if you can. Otherwise people would just level 1 entirely and run level 4 pregens applying the credit to a level 1.
I'll google foo for some clarification if I'm right or off my rocker.

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Uncle Ook wrote:
thanks for the reply. yeah, there's no chance of raising the money for a raise dead and restore, especially for level one characters.

Could everyone pool their cash together and save the aasimar? You only need the raise dead (5,000 + 450 (9th level caster *5th level spell*X10)

and you can "sell" off your equipment to try to get there. They'd just need the 5pp for body recovery on their own.

After that since you're first level you're in luck, you take 2 points of con drain (not level drain) , and you can pay that off next session

All conditions gained during an adventure, except for
permanent negative levels, ability drain that does not
reduce an ability score to 0, and conditions that provide no
mechanical effect, must be resolved before the end of the
session;

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Like a tesla coil. You have an antenna that doesn't transmit radio waves, but actual electricity. it works (somewhat) but apparently that much juice has side effects (it made cows stop giving milk for one thing)

If something like that were required for numerian devices and it was relatively immobile (like a crashed ship) it would mean that once you left numeria the broadcast powered laser pistols would stop working.

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Pregens have to play in tier, because the tier determines the level of the pregen

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Definitely under armored for some of the schools around here.

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If the dice killed you then you're dead. You had a perfect storm of things going wrong.

A cold run
Pregens
The Dice trying to kill you
Pregens
Inexperienced players
Pregens
low level characters.

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TheJeff wrote:
Or do doctors test their dopamine, serotonin and other chemical levels or in some other fashion determine directly that the depression is internally caused?

No. They can rule out a few other medical causes, but the diagnosis is still from talking.

They're trying apparently

No biological tests confirm major depression.[123] Biomarkers of depression have been sought to provide an objective method of diagnosis. There are several potential biomarkers, including Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and various functional MRI techniques.

One study developed a decision tree model of interpreting a series of fMRI scans taken during various activities. In their subjects, the authors of that study were able to achieve a sensitivity of 80% and a sensitivity of 87%, corresponding to a negative predictive value of 98% and a positive predictive value of 32% Linky

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Hey! free chronicle!

Just kidding.

I wouldn't worry about it on your end. There's no way of telling where it came from really: the number could be one higher than yours, one lower than yours, an 8 became a three, a three became an 8, they left a number out, they put a number in... too many possibilities really.

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I don't see why this has everyone so frazzled. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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Orthos wrote:
Good for them! They can have it!

I know the feeling (or lack thereof in this case) But its a small enough minority in our species that people doubt whether we exist or not. Genetically its no different from being born with a bum ticker. (Slightly less deleterious, since you can still help your family members )

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Drejk wrote:
DNA made an error picking me for its replicator...

There are reserves.

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